Janesville Mall is an enclosed shopping center, located in Janesville, WI. Enjoy shopping at mall stores such as Boston Store, Kohl's Sears, and The Diamond Center.
- 2500 Milton Ave, Janesville, 53545-0452, Wisconsin
Janesville Mall is located in Janesville, Wisconsin and offers 49 stores - Scroll down for Janesville Mall shopping information: store list (directory), locations, mall hours, contact and address. Address and locations: 2500 Milton Avenue, Janesville, Wisconsin - WI 53545.
- 3.3/5 (16 rates)Make a Review
- (608) 752-7845
15 reviews of Janesville Mall "This is a typical mall in a typical town. The shining gem of this mall is probably the Kohl's store. As for the other stores there are just the typical mall type stores there. The main reason I go to the mall is for Kohl's. The food court is weak and very small, so don't be shocked by that.
- (608) 752-7845
- 2500 Milton Ave Janesville, WI 53545
Janesville Mall is an enclosed shopping center located in Janesville, WI and is anchored by Boston Store, JCPenney, Kohl's and Sears. The mall hosts over 60 stores like Aeropostale, The Diamond Center, Hibbett Sports, Best Buy Mobile and Buckle.
- Janesville Mall
- 2500 Milton AvenueJanesville, WI 53545
- (608) 752-2641
- 1970s and 1980s
- 2000s and 2010s
In 1970, developer Roger Benjamin began scouting a site to construct a strip mall featuring Welles, a Midwestern department store chain. Flying over southern Wisconsin, he identified acres of open land in the Town of Harmony along Milton Avenue, between the main downtown streets and Interstate 90. Benjamin determined that with nearly 200,000 people, the Janesville trading area had a large enough population and sufficient financial resources to support a mall. Montgomery Wardhad already begun to open on one of the sites he was considering. Benjamin and two partners created Janesville Properties Company, which purchased 40 acres (160,000 m2) of land adjoining the Montgomery Ward site, and began planning the development. With the agreement of Montgomery Ward management, Benjamin modified his original plan for a strip mall in favor of an enclosed mall where Welles and Montgomery Ward would serve as anchor stores. Within a year, Rockford-based department store Charles V. Weise (owned by...
Janesville Mall opened in September 1973, featuring the three anchor stores and 12 other tenants. Unlike nearby Beloit Plaza in Beloit, the newer mall was enclosed, and thus considered more desirable in Wisconsin's often cold climate. The remaining interior spaces of the mall soon filled up with national chain tenants. In 1985, Illinois-based Bergner's acquired the Boston Store chain and then re-branded the Charles V. Weise stores as Bergner's. Montgomery Ward closed its store at Janesville Mall in the 1980s, with Milwaukee-based Kohl's taking its place. Mall management undertook a multimillion-dollar remodeling in 1986, refinishing the mall courts with new flooring, new benches, and live fig trees.
The nearby Beloit Plaza began losing stores because of competition from the upgraded Janesville Mall. When Bergner's declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1991, its store at Beloit Plaza was closed, and the Bergner's at Janesville Mall was re-branded to Boston Store. The mall was remodeled again in 1991, this time featuring a brighter, pastel-based color scheme; the fig trees were removed. Janesville Mall's management approached the Sears chain again in 1996 in a second attempt to bring a Sears anchor to the mall. This time, Sears was offered the opportunity to shutter its Beloit Plaza store in favor of a new store at Janesville Mall; various financial incentives, including tax breaks, were also part of this deal. Sears accepted the offer and, by 1997, a new 110,000-square-foot (10,000 m2), two-story Searswas built onto Janesville Mall as a fourth anchor, while the older Beloit Plaza Sears was closed. In 1998, the mall was acquired by CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., a trust based in...
Since the addition of the Sears anchor, the mall has been 627,128 square feet (60,000 m2) in size. On May 3, 2014, the Janesville Mall JCPenney anchor closed, one of 33 closures nationwide by that chain. In December, 2014, JBL announced plans for a multimillion-dollar renovation of Janesville Mall. On October 2, 2015, Dick's Sporting Goodsopened in 40,000 square feet of the former J. C. Penney space. On July 27, 2018, CBL sold Janesville Mall to Houston-based RockStep Capital for $18 million, after paying $33 million to buy the mall in 1998. The Boston Store anchor closed in August 2018 as part of the closure of the entire The Bon-Ton department store chain. On November 8, 2018, SearsHoldings announced that the Sears anchor and the Sears Auto Center would close by February 2019. Unlike the JCPenney and Boston Store anchors, Sears owns both the mall anchor and the Auto Center.
Janesville: Janesville Mall is a popular shopping mall in With the total retail floor area of 627,128 square feet (58,262 m2) it hosts over 65 tenants, 4 of which are anchors (JC Penney, Sears, Boston Store, Kohl's). There a parking for 2,700 spaces. The mall was opened in 1973 and now it is features more than 68 tenants.
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